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, probably less so in europe and japan. but there will be a ripple effects. >> are you worried about it? >> yes. of course i worry about it. the u.s. is a big chunk of the global economy. it has often been a driver of growth. and to have that player virtually flat, if not in recession, would be bad news for the rest of the world. we do not need that because recovery is fragile. we do not want to have this knock on affect on the fragile recovery. >> what would your message be to members of both parties on capitol hill as their negotiating? >> i would say focus on the real issue. the real issues for me are the supremacy of the united states and its leadership role in the world. the u.s. has an economic leadership in the world. it is a safe haven. to make sure -- the uncertainty has to be removed. if you have dealt with your own issues, and then you can help and advise, and then you can encourage. if you speak from a weak position, it is more difficult. >> you have warned about the risks of political games. what did you mean? >> please try to take a higher view and look at the broader hori
in europe and america. it is all about jobs. that is when it comes down to. these are countries who have lived with decades of authoritarian rule. in tunisia, 75% of its exports go through europe. there is also a physical problem. you need a leadership concentrating on the right issues. there is a criticism here. in tunis, the leaders are too bogged down in political battles. the role of religion in the street -- state. two years of feels like a long time if you are waiting for a job. >> a long time indeed. stay with us all of this week for special coverage of arab spring anniversary. we have a special section on our website looking at the political changes in the region. just go to bbc.com/arab uprisings. shattered and her broken, the two australian deejays to make a prank call to the hospital said they feel after the death of the nurse then spoke to. the two radio personality speak about what they say was a tragic turn of events that no one could have predicted. our royal correspondent has the latest. >> they have made the journey from the family home in bristol. floors have been place
for shorter, thinner trees, as europe and america have themselves a slightly more frugal christmas. across the industry, sales are expected to fall 15% compared with last year, so the businesses that are doing best are the ones that can adapted to the new reality. this luxury plastic tree used to be popular, but this year, this factory boss tells me the thinner trees account to a to two-thirds of sales to his european customers. it is not just trees. some factories report that foreign customers are buying smaller bobbles, too. amid the gloom, the chinese christmas factories are looking for sales in a surprising place, the domestic market. more and more people are following christmas traditions and others. this man tells me, "i want to set up my own christmas decorations store one day." as europe and america become, well, a little more scrooge like, they need their own people to be the source of glad tidings for christmases to come. bbc news. >> well, china, the country has been giving the song "gangnam style" a bit of a makeover. >> at this be marked -- at this theme-park. that song is a w
are the afghans. the united states ended in western europe have no interest in occupying and colonizing afghanistan into the 51st state, or whatever. the afghans are there tuesday. the others come and go. -- are there to stay. the others come and go. >> puc much fighting? gregg's my time was split between the capital -- >> my time was split between the south. endand the >> you know afghanistan well. thank you for coming in. it has been over a month now since a americans gave president obama four more years in the white house. there are now more minority voters than ever before. and in large part, the republican candidate lost because he failed to reach out to them. if your than one in three latino's failed to vote -- fewer than one in three latino's failed to vote for mitt romney. what will the republican party need to do to get the hispanic vote? >> at a christmas party outside of boston, republicans are not feeling particularly festive -- outside of austin, republicans are not filling a particularly festive. they know they have a challenge in front of them. within two years, hispanics
for joining us. >> across europe, demonstrators have taken to the streets of protests and nowhere more so than in spain. in keeping the peace, how far should the police be able to go? that is a question that has been raised after some people have been left severely injured. country,in's basque police officers train with a new weapon. they will use it at demonstrations when things turn violent. the weapons afire these, the rounded tip of which is made of a heart from. they can be fired accurately at a distance of up to 50 meetings. in this region, they will have a weapon which fires these rubber balls. the new weapons can be fired directly at the troubled maker but the rubber bullets are first fired at the ground. the idea is that they will bounce up towards their intended target. the police will stop using this weapon after a rubber ball hit a man back in april and he later died. more questions follow the case, this woman who is blind in one eye. she was hit at a demonstration in barcelona last month. >> i knew straight away that he was really serious. i knew that my i was missing. i really do
revealed in the reaction of the markets here in america and in europe. people know the recession could follow if they do not do a deal, and that is why he is trying to get one. >> thank you very much for joining us. there is still no deal yet, but as the economic crisis has shown, 2012 will not be known as the year of political unity in washington. it may come as a surprise, but some of the nation's leaders have been immortalized in a work of art. "the network" is a video installation done by an artist. i went to the national portrait gallery where it is on display. >> 4, 3, 2, 1. [applause] >> washington's elite gathering for the first glimpse of themselves in a video portrait that enshrines them in art and history. >> lo and behold, we get this gift. and 89 americans were chosen by the artist to represent contemporary leadership. some are less recognizable than others, but all our leaders in their field. the results -- a constantly changing snapshot of power. >> within the realm of contemporary arts, it needs to be at the table for conversations about politics and policy. what i am r
winter, the u.n. said that ukraine was the worst hit by severe cold in europe. more than 100 people died then. now volunteers are urging everyone to do everything possible to save lives. the government is opening temporary shelters for homeless people around the country where they can warm themselves and have a hot drink. many have complained that very often these shelters on and on the outskirts of major cities of sometimes too hard to find. >> you need to take a bus to get there but i don't have any money to pay for my fair. i don't think i would be better off there. >> many homeless ukrainians will have to spend the new year holiday in these temporary shelters. according to weather forecasts, if a bit warmer in the ukraine in january. >> an ambitious mission to drill through 3 kilometers of antarctic ice has been cut short. they aimed to explore a lake that had been hidden for half a million years. the project to find hints of simple life existing in these extreme conditions. however, they failed and the team was forced to abandon the project. >> this is science at his toughest into t
against our people, who took to the streets to demand freedom. long live syria, free and europe. >> he also defected from the bashar al-assad government. before that he held several high-ranking posts including the ambassador to sweden. i asked him how significant it is. >> it is very significant because one of the highest- ranking officers that have affected so far, and this man is the head of the military police and he must know a lot of things that have been going on by the army, invading the cities and killing civilians and bombarding the area with chemical weapons. he has said homs was bombed with chemical weapons. this is his statement. i think he was in a position to do this because you have all the reports coming to him. >> is it really that significant given that bashar al-assad still can count the military in multiples of tens of thousands? he is getting help from the russians, the iranians, and also has fallen out of lebanon. he looks pretty secure and appears to be acting with impunity. >> you are right. we cannot forget the fact this person has a lot of information about t
to extend its hand to it is long, whether its capital should no longer stand alone in europe. >>> sports news, nadal said he will not play next month and the australian open because of illness. he is still struggling with a stomach virus. the illness has disrupted his recovery from a knee injury. he confirmed today that he will miss both the australian open and the warm-up event in doha. >>> a wave of films catering to older audiences. one of the most successful stars british actors in their sixties and seventies. they have been doing well worldwide, particularly in the u.k. and the u.s. from the york, we have this report. >> a trend, old people in the movies. next month, a movie set at a retirement home story musicians and several british actors. tommy lee jones succeeded this year in "i hope springs" been called a midlife romantic comedy. and then there was the marigold hotel, the story of a british retiree at a hotel in india that has been very profitable, costing $10 million to make, taking in $140 million around the world. the film cast is unusual because of many of its older charac
school of notre dame was influential. we know it innewsed music across europe, spain and italy. >> but you have no idea how delighted quazi moto was. the bell told to mark the hours of the day as it told to mark the liberation of the city in 1944. >> in front of notre dame and even in one of the towers of the famous cathedral, the nazis have established fire. >> we traveled west of paris to normandy to this village, to one of three bell foundrys still in operation. here they are casting the eight new bells to hang in the to your. >> the original bells were seized during the revolution and melted to cannon balls. they are recasting them in copper and continue using molds fashioned from horse hair and ma nuria. >> as we don't want them to make them twice, we will make them higher in tune. and we will take the met a aloff inside to get it perfectly calibrated. >> once tuned, they will toll for the first time in march on palm sunday. right now it is the christmas nativity scene that draws the crowds with two million people expected in december. always an attraction. though it's the
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